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Showing posts from May, 2012

'Til We Meet Again

The Love Shack has suffered two incredible losses this week.  First, our wonderful cat Pixie passed away, and then today we had to say 'goodbye' to Kudzu.  Keep our family especially the precious children in your prayers as we grieve for two much loved family members.

Boon's Sunday Sermon #36 - Damaged Goods

I shared a few weeks ago about how butterflies and caterpillars have become a recent fascination to me.  At the beginning of the year, I began a weight loss journey.  So far I have lost 32 pounds.  My son told me last week that I'm not a caterpillar anymore but am not a butterfly yet.  He said, "Right now, Momma, you're in your cocoon."  I loved the analogy.

You can imagine my delight when a few days after that conversation my son caught a butterfly and brought to me.

I was a bit curious as to why the lovely creature allowed itself to be captured and sit with us without flying away.  Upon further inspection, I realized that this graceful beauty had a hole in its wing making it incapable of flight.  A storm that had passed through our area in recent days had damaged its wings leaving it battered and torn.  It was a sad reality that often reflects the state of our own hearts.

We tend to think if we can just get that promotion, just have that dream home, just be understoo…

Boon's Sunday Sermon #35 - The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Psalm 23:1

Shortly before my youngest son's third birthday, he snuck out of the house one night.  I had left to run an errand.  Connor was playing quietly in his bedroom with his siblings and my husband was in the back of the house.  Several minutes past before the older kids informed their dad that Connor was nowhere to be found.

Frantically they searched each and every room and nook and cranny in the house.  Connor had disappeared.  As they darted outside to see if he'd indeed wondered from within the safety of our four walls, they were greeted by a kind police officer, Connor, and our faithful dog, Scarlet. Before leaving the house, Connor had let Scarlet out of her crate so that she could join him on his grand adventure.

The officer told my husband that he'd found the pair about a block from home.  As he approached Connor to assist him, Scarlet began circling him not allowing the officer to come any closer.  The police off…

Boon's Sunday Sermon #34 - Light Unto My Feet

One of the biggest obstacles of having such a large family and so many dogs comes in the middle of the night -it's at that nightly 2 A.M trek to the bathroom when you are greeted by UFO's such as toys, legos, and ginormous Golden Retrievers blocking your path that get you tripped up and possibly falling flat on your hind-end.  Thankfully with today's technology the trip doesn't have to be so treacherous.  We have our handy, little cell phones in reach at all times working hard to illuminate the way in front of us, guiding our steps keeping us free from such peril.

We have another such tool available for daily use.  It too can help you find your way even down the darkest path.  And, yes, you can even download it as an app to your smart phone making it easily accessible wherever and whenever you are.  It's the Word of God.

Proverbs 119:105 tells us, "Your word is a lampfor my feet,a light on my path."

For every step we take, there is direction in God's W…